Police responded to the 7100 block of 38th Avenue South to find a 14-year-old boy who had been shot in the leg, below his knee.
The boy lead police to believe he had been shot by a male suspect who had fled the scene in a green SUV.
Gang Unit detectives uncovered that the shooting was self-inflicted, and the victim had shot himself while passing around a handgun on a basketball court.
Medics transported the boy to Harborview Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.